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SFJFF Screens GREENSBORO: CLOSER TO THE TRUTH

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Date:
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Time:
7:30 PM - 5:30 AM
Event Type:
Screening
Organizer/Author:
Shira
Location Details:
Screening Room of the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
701 Mission Street in San Francisco
http://www.ybca.org

Wednesday, January 28, 7:30 pm

GREENSBORO: CLOSER TO THE TRUTH

Presented by The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival in association with The San Francisco Black Film Festival and The Progressive Jewish Alliance

Directed by Adam Zucker
USA, 2007, 83 min.

In November of 1979, a multiracial group of union organizers staged an anti-Klan rally in Greensboro, North Carolina. Shortly after the rally commenced, the KKK drove up, pulled out rifles and automatic weapons, and opened fire on the demonstrators. Five protesters were killed (including two Jewish organizers from the North) in what became known as the Greensboro Massacre. Twenty-five years later, director Adam Zucker introduces us to survivors of the tragedy on both sides from the African-American Communist leader-turned-minister who advocates for forgiveness, to the Imperial Wizard of the Klan who asserts that the bullets that day were “guided by God,” to the widowed survivor who demands to know why police were mysteriously absent from the rally that day and the Klansmen acquitted of charges. GREENSBORO: CLOSER TO THE TRUTH follows these characters as they converge in 2004, many of them for the first time since the massacre, for the first Truth and Reconciliation Commission ever held in the U.S.

Director Adam Zucker expertly weaves together original interviews with archival film —including eerie internal footage of an official KKK meeting and disturbing television documentation of the gruesome massacre. GREENSBORO: CLOSER TO THE TRUTH screened at over 25 festivals, and won the 2007 Audience Award for Best Feature at the Rome International Film Festival.

RECEPTION AFTER SCREENING

Presented at:
Screening Room of the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
701 Mission Street in San Francisco

Individual Tickets:
$6.00 for students, seniors, and Jewish Film Forum or YBCA members | $8.00 general public

Box Office:
(415) 978-2787
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